North Shore Times : February 4th 2011
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SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE FREEPHONE 0800 782 3763 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org IN240161 Weekender Advertising Feature SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES You are invited to join this unique discussion forum Discussion Panel: Sarndra Urwin -- Animal Naturopath -- Radio Live Vicky Lowe -- Canine Behaviour & Communications Specialist Dar ran Rowe -- Intuitive Dog Coach/Trainer, UK YOU and THE DOG A common sense approach The reality behind the hype Do you own a dog, considering one, want to avoid mistakes? You will never have heard it like this before! 13th February 1-5pm $25pp (group discounts) Venue: Orewa College Contact Animal Health Centre to register 09 427 8122 Are you and your dog talking the sa me language? Carpool scheme a success By JODEAL CADACIO The North Harbour Bus- iness Association s car- pool programme is off to a rousing start. Nearly 250 people have signed up in the two months after the scheme was launched as part of the association s Transport Efficiency Dis- trict initiative. Association transport co-ordinator Sue Kohn- Taylor says the response from North Harbour businesses and their employees has been very encouraging. So far we ve signed up nearly 250 carpoolers working around the North Harbour business district. We re working to double the number by April and this is some- thing we re very optimis- tic of achieving, she says. The Carpool Now scheme took off late last year as a joint project with Auckland Trans- port. Association chairman Graham Boult says it offers a guaranteed ride home for all registered users. It s a smart option for everyone across the board. The more we can do to reduce peak traffic con- gestion and greenhouse emissions the better for our environment. And of course it s a good way to save on pet- rol and parking costs, he says. Auckland Transport community transport manager Matthew Red- nall says Carpool Now gives people sustainable transport choices and reduces travel costs. Ms Kohn-Taylor says the scheme s flexibility makes it attractive to carpoolers. By signing up at www.carpoolnow.co.nz people can tailor their searches to their circum- stances and go for some- thing that really works for them, she says. She says they will be focusing on big compan- ies to get them on board the scheme. She says KEA Campers, which recently opened its new offices on Bush Rd, has people signing up for the scheme. We will be working with other big companies like Crown and Easiyo to get more carpoolers, she says. Association general manager Janine Brin- sdon says carpooling promotes efficiency and it s a great way of em- powering businesses. She says North Har- bour has more than 1300 businesses employing around 13,000 workers. Visit www.carpoolnow. co.nz for more details. Warm and welcoming: Al Forno diners enjoy their evening. Al Forno: A great way to say ciao By KEITH WHITTEN With friends returning to London the next day, we just wanted to gather round a table and talk over good food and wine without having to cook. No better place to do it than Al Forno, Takapuna s Italian cafe/res- taurant with the happy knack of mak- ing everyone feel at home - Maria per- sonally sees to that. We d booked, which was wise, because the place can fill quickly. Emilio makes such heavenly pizza from his wood-fired oven it is tempting to stick to these (the margarita and the prosciutto are sublime), but there is so much more to Al Forno s menu. Many of the dishes Emilio and Maria brought with them from their family restaurant in Europe -- and whatever you order, you can be sure it will be generous and wonderful. Food highlights of the evening were many -- light, tender and tasty gnocchi; juicy King Prawns with parsley, lemon and white wine sauce flavourings on linguine; Involtini pollo all Galliano -- in which the chicken is stuffed with ham and mozzarella in a gorgeous ooze, topped with Galliano sauce; lastly Bistecca all Salmone -- a totally original prime eye fillet dish topped with smoked salmon and prawns, coated in a beautiful white wine sauce! Extraordinarily good value for an amazing dish. I did say lastly, but then we dis- covered Maria makes her own desserts including tiramisu crammed with chocolate liqueur, whiskey and Mar- scapone cream -- dangerously delicious. Our departing friends said ciao for now by paying the bill -- apart from creating a good impression, they obvi- ously recognise great value! Al Forno is fully licensed with an excellent winelist of mainly NZ and Italian wines. Open from 11am for lunch (including a great Caesar salad) and dinner till late from Tuesday to Sunday; also Sunday breakfasts from 9am. Takeaways available. 34 Anzac St, Takapuna, phone 488-0179. www.alforno.co.nz.
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